Kōrero: Diverse religions

Wellington Buddhist Centre, 1997

Wellington Buddhist Centre, 1997

The Wellington branch of the Friends of the Western Buddhist Order began in 1976 in a flat in the suburb of Kelburn. In 1997 it celebrated its 21st anniversary in large central-city premises. Here Rohit Vig (left) and Varadevi light candles as part of the celebrations. Devotees of the order did not shave their heads or wear robes, said Varadevi, so their movement would be accessible to anyone.

Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi

Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1997/0510/22A
Photograph by Craig Simcox

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Paul Morris, 'Diverse religions - Buddhists', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/32249/wellington-buddhist-centre-1997 (accessed 21 January 2020)

He kōrero nā Paul Morris, i tāngia i te 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 12 Jul 2018